Crown Point State Historic Site
Port Henry, Essex Co.
Crown Point is an important area for bird migration as well as historical events. Observe bald eagles, ospreys and a wide array of waterfowl against a backdrop of Colonial battlements at this site near the southern tip of Lake Champlain. The site is also well known for its fossils and limestone formations.
Wildlife to Watch
- Bald eagles, ospreys and broad-winged hawks
- Many varieties of waterfowl and other water birds
- White-tailed deer, gray fox and red fox
Where to Watch
- Lakeshore and open water
- Crown Point Pier
- Hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and picnic grounds
- Accessible visitor center, museum, and educational services (fee charged for museum)
- Demonstrations and costumed interpreters
- Group or self-guided tours, interpretive signs and scenic views
This Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation site has accessible features that includes a picnic pavilion and a museum/visitors center. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.
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Address: 21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point, NY 12928
Website: Crown Point State Historic Site
Photo Credits: Susan Shafer, James Clayton